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FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop

FamilySearch International

Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (MDT)

FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop

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Chinese refreshments will be included with free ticket registration.
Apr 30, 2019 Free  

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FamilySearch is hosting a free Chinese Genealogy workshop with keynote speaker Ava Chin, who is an award winning Author, New York Times Columnist, Lecturer and "Urban Forager" (see to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike and celebrate the Chinese railroad workers and their descendants. 

Discover how to use the largest collection of Chinese family history records to connect to Chinese ancestors with FamilySearch, the world's largest genealogical organization.

Registration for the event is free but required as seating is limited. 1 on 1 hands on help available.


Thursday May 9th 2019

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Welcome by FamilySearch

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm - Keynote with Ava Chin

Being a descendant of a Chinese Railroad worker

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm - Workshop with Henry Tom

Best practices for overseas Chinese research

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm - Workshop with Amy Chin

Sources to use for Chinese American research

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm - Demonstration - Scanning of Chinese Jiapu

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Workshop with Dr. Mel Thatcher / Lena Stout 

Using the resources of FamilySearch

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Tour of the Family History Library


If you would like information about or would like to register for the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Conference also held in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike, please go to

Have questions about FamilySearch Chinese Genealogy Workshop? Contact FamilySearch International

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Family History Library
35 North West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (MDT)

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FamilySearch International

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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